Working for the Commons presents its first biannual exhibition program at its headquarters with Evolved in shared relationships, a solo exhibition by Finnish artist Alma Heikkilä, and Erfgoed (Agricultural Heritage and Land Use), a collective exhibition for the eponymous project running at Terwijde farmhouse.
Both exhibitions are organized as part of the study line Center for Ecological (Un)learning by Casco Art Institute and Leidsche Rijn-based interdisciplinary collective The Outsiders, and deal with one of the most fundamental dimensions of the commons: ecology.
With her new mixed-media installations, Alma Heikkilä presents us with an opportunity to sense and imagine the mostly invisible microorganisms that are within and around us, while a group of artists and neighbors harvest all of the activities from the last spring and summer at Terwijde farmhouse to collectively reanimate the farmhouse as a site for the commons – not only for the humans but also for other non-human actors. We have faced the consequences of climate change directly and physically this summer, so understanding our ecological sphere and responding accordingly feels more urgent than ever. We hope that these double exhibitions and the program around it provide such a possibility.
The exhibitions run until 21 October (Erfgoed) and 11 November (Evolved in shared relationships).